Owners of faulty Nexus 6P devices can get up to $400 for their troubles

It's been some time, but you might remember that Google and Huawei's Nexus 6P smartphone, which was released as Google's vision for Android Marshmallow devices in 2015, found itself in a troublesome situation sometime after it launched. Following the release of Android Nougat for the device, many users started seeing it shut down for no apparent reason, and it got so bad that a lawsuit was eventually filed.

Google started making amends with customers by offering a Pixel XL as a warranty replacement for those devices, but that didn't stop the class action lawsuit from going through, and now Google and Huawei have agreed to pay owners of faulty devices up to $400, though there are some conditions. For starters, if you got a Pixel XL as a replacement device, or if you didn't have any problems with your Nexus 6P, you're only eligible for a maximum of $10 from the settlement.

If you did have some of the issues mentioned in the lawsuit, but you can't offer valid proof, you can get up to $75 for the bootloop problems, or up to $45 if you experienced battery drain. If you have proof for either of these, that value goes up to $325 for the bootloop or $150 for the battery drain. If you have proof of multiple instances of these issues, then you're eligible for the full $400.

The last generation of Nexus devices was quite problematic, as LG last year settled to pay up to $700 to owners of many of its devices, including the Nexus 5X. If you do want to claim your settlement payment for the Nexus 6P, you'll need to file a claim, regardless of which of the groups you fall into, so you'll want to check out the Long Form Notice regarding the lawsuit to know more about how the process will go down once the settlement has been approved.

Source: The Verge

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